Walmart is taking control of their supply chain through a pilot program in which the $500 billion retailer uses name-brand freight containers designed in-house. The pilot is only in Southern California. That cuts out third-party rail companies and allows Walmart to place its freight directly on trains without middleman fees. It’s an unusual move for a non-transport company to do rail transport without a middleman, but it shows how hands-on retailers are getting with their supply chains. ...
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